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Written by Jasmine D
(4/8/2013 6:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Famous First Line, penned by BarbaraB
"It is a truth universally acknowledged..." by whom?
I love the humor and irony of opening sentence. It is like JA wrote it with her tongue in cheek. Does everyone really believe that? I think the truth is only "universally acknowledged" by people like Mrs. Bennet. The first sentence expresses Mrs. Bennet's philosophy (and that is probably all there is to her philosophy): A single man? Rich? He must need a wife! And Mrs. Bennet will do all she can to supply that need.
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